Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions
This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. The course was developed by Dalene Hawthorne, Head of Systems and Technical Services, Emporia State University.
Who Should Attend
This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.
Taking a Web course is different than taking a traditional course in a classroom. Read Are You Ready for Online Learning to make sure the Web course structure is right for you.
- Jesse Holden, Head, Acquisitions, University of Southern California
- Rafal Kasprowski, Electronic Resources Librarian, Rice University
- Xan Arch, Collection Development Librarian, Reed College
- Elizabeth Winter, Electronic Resources Coordinator, Georgia Tech Library
- Session 1: February 25 – March 22 - SOLD OUT
- Session 2: April 15 – May 10 - SOLD OUT
- Session 3: July 29 – August 23
- Session 4: September 23 – October 18
- Session 5: November 11 – December 6
8 contact hours.
Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion (passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.
$109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-Members
A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and feedback given, however, there is no final class grade.
The course web site will be open for 1 week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open 1 week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.
Sponsored by Harrassowitz.